To most it seems pretty clear. Conflict works to destroy the trust between or among individuals. However, the reality is that it depends on how the conflict is handled.
Deciding when to resolve conflict and when to manage it may not always be so easy. Perhaps an example or two will help determine the best strategy to use.
Knowing when to manage and when to resolve a conflict is not always that easy. And once that is determined, knowing how to do it becomes a question of what skills are needed. This post will examine the assumptions, strategies, and skills needed to either manage or resolve conflict.
Are there conflicts in your world that need to be managed instead of resolved? Or conflicts that need resolving and not managed? This post will share an example of how these two concepts differ.
Conflict is a part of life, as natural as the sun and the air we breath. Our fear of it is also natural and can be lessened by understanding conflict and learning the skills necessary for handling it. This post begins to explore what conflict is and how to address it.